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The Lundquist Institute
 
 
PhD Program in Translational Research
 

Thank you for your interest in the The Lundquist Institute PhD Program in Translational Research.

  • In addition to completing of the online application, the following additional materials are required, and must be mailed to the Education Office (address below) and received by March 8, 2022 for standard review:

    • Official transcripts

    • Three (3) letters of recommendation

  • Application fee not required.

  • Applications for Fall 2022 due:

    • March 8, 2022 (standard review)

  • The program is currently open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. If you are an international student who is interested in applying, please contact Jody Spillane directly at education@lundquist.org.

 
Send all additional materials to:
The Lundquist Institute
Office of Education, Building J2
1124 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90502
 

PhD Program in Translational Research Application for Fall 2022 Admission

Personal Information
Contact Information
Biographical Data
THE LUNDQUIST INSTITUTE is interested in developing a clearer picture of the backgrounds of our applicants. Your answers to the following optional questions will assist us in meeting this goal.

We ask that you answer the following set of questions about your ethnic and racial identity. The application form is the primary data source of demographic data for enrolled students. The Institute holds such information confidential and uses it only for aggregated statistical purposes. Furthermore, this information will in no way influence the application review process.
 
 
The Lundquist Institute strives to create an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all constituents. These next questions are voluntary (optional), but sharing this information will provide important and meaningful information for the overall provision of campus programs, resources, and supports. Responses are confidential and are not used in making admissions decisions.
 
Citizenship

PhD Program in Translational Research Application for Fall 2022 Admission

Academic History

PhD Program in Translational Research Application for Fall 2022 Admission

GRE Test Scores
GRE scores are not required for application review, but self-reported scores can be provided here at your discretion.
 
Please self-report your scores below. Please send your official scores to The Lundquist Institute, either through ETS using school code 2024, or mailed to:
 
The Lundquist Institute
Office of Education,Building J2
1124 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90502
GRE Subject Test Scores

PhD Program in Translational Research Application for Fall 2022 Admission

Theme Groups
Please rank the following research areas according to your current interests. Please do not give the same ranking to more than one area.

PhD Program in Translational Research Application for Fall 2022 Admission

Personal Statment
 
What is a Personal Statement and what is it used for?
 
The Personal Statement is an opportunity for you to provide additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study at THE LUNDQUIST INSTITUTE.
 
Instructions
Please respond to one or more of the following prompts. Your statement can be up to 500 words in length (approximately 1-page, single spaced, using 1-inch margins and 12-point font). 
 
  • Are there educational, personal, cultural, economic, or social experiences, not described in your Statement of Purpose, that have shaped your academic journey? If so, how? Have any of these experiences provided unique perspective(s) that you would contribute to your program, field or profession?
  • Describe challenge(s) or barriers that you have faced in your pursuit of higher education. What motivated you to persist, and how did you overcome them? What is the evidence of your persistence, progress or success?
  • How have your life experiences and educational background informed your understanding of the barriers facing groups that are underrepresented in higher education?
  • How have you been actively engaged (e.g., through participation, employment, service, teaching or other activities) in programs or activities focused on increasing participation by groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education?
  • How do you intend to engage in scholarly discourse, research, teaching, creative efforts, and/or community engagement during your graduate program that have the potential to advance diversity and equal opportunity in higher education?
  • How do you see yourself contributing to diversity in your profession after you earn your advanced degree at THE LUNDQUIST INSTITUTE?

PhD Program in Translational Research Application for Fall 2022 Admission

Letters of Recommendation
Please provide the names and contact information for your three (3) letters of recommendation and fill and sign the attached PDF.
 
We can only accept electronic letters of recommendation via a service that allows us to download an official secure PDF file. If this is not possible, please have your recommenders mail their letters to the following address:
 
The Lundquist Institute
Office of Education,Building J2
1124 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90502
 
 

PhD Program in Translational Research Application for Fall 2022 Admission

Miscellaneous

Responses to the survey will be used as institutional data to learn more about our applicant pool. If you do not wish to answer any of the survey questions, please click on the Continue button to proceed to the next section of the application.

There are several sections to the survey. Each section is optional, and you can complete one section without completing the others. 
 

PhD Program in Translational Research Application for Fall 2022 Admission

Applicant Agreements
 
I hereby apply for admission to The Lundquist Institute, and certify that to the best of my knowledge all of the above statements are correct and complete. I authorize the Institute to contact colleges, universities, employers and recommenders indicated in my application and accompanying material to verify the accuracy of anything contained in the application and accompanying material.
 
I understand that false, incomplete, or misleading information given in my application, interview(s), documents or communications will result in the removal of my application from further consideration and/or the withdrawal of any recommendation or offer of admission and/or funding.
 
I further understand that, according to campus policies, applicants do not have access to letters and statements of recommendation or evaluations.
 
I understand that it is my responsibility to know the application deadline for the program and to submit the application by that deadline. If I submit an application after a deadline has passed, I understand that the Education department may not review it. I understand the program is in the process of obtaining accreditation. 
 
I understand that if I ordered test scores to be sent electronically to THE LUNDQUIST INSTITUTE, it will take time for them to match up. They will not match immediately after submission. It may take five or more business days for them to match to my application.
 
I understand that admissions committees base recommendations for admission upon a careful comparison of applications and that this may take considerable time. The Lundquist Institute, therefore, cannot guarantee that the applicant will receive a response, favorable or unfavorable, on or before any specific date. 
 
By submitting my application, I confirm that I have read, understand and agree to each of the above statements. In place of your signature, please type your full legal name: